GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Many Americans don't have enough food to feed their family.
As a way to educate and draw attention to the issue that effects an average of 50 million people, including 1 in 4 children, the Mesa County Central Library hosted a showing of the film A Place at the Table.
The movie takes an in depth look at the economic, social, and cultural implications of hunger in the United States. The movie tells the stories of three Americans including a pastor from Collbran and his efforts to fight hunger in that community.
"The education that this is a year round problem for a lot of families. That there's not enough to eat and the things that are healthy for them are too expensive for them to buy, so through no fault of their own, need help from all of us," says Nancy Keddy, local Grand Junction resident.
Everyone who attended the event was asked to bring in at least one non-perishable canned food item. After the screening, a panel discussion was held featuring representatives from the Community Food Bank, Kids Aid, District 51 Nutritional Services, and the pastor from Collbran.